Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration?
At this time, in order to be considered at a meeting, the organization must be based in the Westman Area and must be a CRA Registered Charitable Organization able to provide tax receipts for donations. Our goal is to focus on contributing to our local community.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, as only registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group. Cheques are written directly to Brandon Area Community Foundation. Tax receipts will be issued directly from the Brandon Area Community Foundation.
How is the organization that receives the group donation chosen?
A member who has signed the Commitment Form can put the name of a local organization into the hat for a random drawing. 4 days prior to the meeting date, at random, three organizations will be selected from the hat.
The selected members will be notified and asked to give a short 5 minute presentation at the meeting as to why the organization they are nominating should receive the donation and then spend 5 minutes for Q & A.
We encourage members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy, charitable organizations!
What if I cannot attend a meeting?
If a member cannot attend a meeting she can do one of four things:
1. Members who are unable to attend the meeting can email their vote to firstname.lastname@example.org. Members are expected to make their $50 donation regardless of attendance;
2. The member can make the payment on line by going to http://bacf.ca/100-women-who-care
3. Make the full $200 payment with the $100 commitment fee at the time you sign up to be a member of the 100 Women Who Care Club;
4. If a member who was drawn to speak at the meeting cannot attend may have a friend speak to the group on her behalf. The friend cannot vote unless they are a paid member.
How long do the meetings last?
Meetings are intended to be very short and no longer than 60 minutes. That having been said, there is the opportunity to socialize after the meeting.
Can I bring a friend to the meeting?
Of course you can! We are always seeking women who care! However, in order to vote she will need to sign a Commitment Form and become a member. Otherwise she is free to observe and contribute a donation if she likes.
Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
Because the goal of 100 Women Who Care Brandon and Area is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer is no. We want to be able to support this endeavor and give $5,000 dollars at a time to make a large impact in our community with each member’s donation being part of the larger donation.
This is the power of joining forces!
We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain eligible for submitting charities and voting at meetings.